The Green Bay Packers signed G/T Jon Dietzen to the practice squad and placed LB Jonathan Garvin on the reserve/COVID-19 list. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Wednesday.
Dietzen (6-5, 312) originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent back in May but was released during training camp. He played in 42 games with 39 starts at the University of Wisconsin. In 2016-17, Dietzen played in 23 games with 20 starts at left guard and then in 2018 started all 12 games at left tackle. After retiring following the 2018 season due to injuries, he returned in 2020 and started all seven games (four at left guard, two at left tackle, one at right guard), playing the third most snaps (437) of any UW player. Dietzen will wear No. 61 for the Packers.
Per agreed-upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status. Being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons.